Everyone has a dream house and almost everyone wants it in Mumbai, that metropolitan city by the Arabian Sea. As real estate prices in Mumbai are quite high, spacious properties are quite costly and unaffordable for many. If one is to buy a flat within budget, space constraints can be a problem.
But however small the size, we all desire to create a space in the city that we can call our own. The key here is to make the best use of the available space.
If you are wondering how to do that, then worry not, because help is at hand. The most important aspect of optimising space is to decide which furniture to buy and how to place it. Read on for some excellent furniture tips, to not just make the best use of available space but create space in your new flat in Mumbai.
De-cluttering is not just essential for making space in the house but for peace of mind as well. So you must do away with the old, broken, worn-out or plain redundant furniture. This may include side tables, dressing tables, shoe racks and all other items of furniture that are occupying space but not offering much by way of utility. You will be amazed to see the amount of space this immediately opens up. In case you don’t mind living slightly away the Mumbai city, then you can find spacious 2 BHK in Ghodbunder Road Thane at a much lower price point, within a project with the same (if not better) amenities than what you can expect in Mumbai.
At the very outset, make a list of furniture you would definitely want in your flat, strictly on the basis of priorities. A study table, cupboard, wardrobe, coffee table and a comfortable king size bed tend to be the basic essentials in every flat. If you plan ahead, you can place the furniture brilliantly so that it enhances the look of the house and serves your needs well without occupying unnecessary space. Don’t pick random stuff that serves little purpose and takes up space.
Think out of the box
Storage space is very critical in small apartments. Because that is where you put the things not in use daily and thereby create space in the house. Fortunately, it is possible to have enough storage space in the house if we think creatively about how to make the best use of limited resources. Some storage ideas that you could use are for example, using the space below the window sill and the loft storage in lobby area, besides getting sliding door cupboards, modular arrangements in the kitchen as well as boxed beds and sitting areas. So think out of the box because and create more space within your home.
Invest in a quality sofa set
When buying a sofa set for the living room, pick a design that is not excessively ornamental, bulky or puffy because it appears to eat up space. Some of the best flats in Mumbai are located in fabulous locations but provide space at a premium. To make the best of what you have, put your sofa set by the window to enjoy views of the city from the comfort of your couch.
If space permits, invest in a comfy sofa-cum-bed as it would be immensely useful when there are guests in the house and you want an extra bed. The sofa can be used by the day for seating in the living room and pulled into a standard 6 by 5 feet double bed for sleeping at night without causing inconvenience to anybody.
Go for foldable furniture
Due to space constraints, it is a good idea to pick furniture that does not take up a lot of space and can be put away when not in use. In many homes, there are foldable dining tables which are used when larger groups come visiting or a coffee table that can be doubled up as a study table. Then there are foldable chairs, steps to reach high areas and extra stools for extra guests that can be folded and stored away when not in use. Such articles of furniture help in keeping small spaces tidy plus clutter free and become useful when required. So plan your furniture in such a way that it has many uses and is not just lying redundant in the house.